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User Experience Designer

Job ID 3008888 Location Vancouver, Washington; Boise, Idaho Date posted 06/11/2017

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads multiple project teams of other designers and internal and outsourced partners responsible for all stages of user experience design and development for a portfolio of complex products and platforms, including experience/information architecture, validation, and specifications.
  • Manages and expands relationships with internal and outsourced partners on user experience design and development.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with user experience design and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and user experience.
  • Provides domain-specific expertise and overall user experience design leadership and perspective to cross-organization projects, programs, and activities.
  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies and design language into projects and activities in the user experience design organization.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less- experienced staff members.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Design, Human Factors Engineering, Social Sciences research, or
    equivalent.
  • Typically 6-10 years experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Broad experience with application of design theories, principles, and concepts to a portfolio of multiple information technology and consumer products and services designs.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Broad understanding and experience in designing and implementing research and data collection plans for user experience testing and acceptance.
  • Reviewing and evaluating designs for alignment with overall product architecture; recommending and implementing changes to designs and technology to improve product quality and overall user experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language. Ability to effectively communicate user experience data, design proposals and product specifications and negotiate options at senior management levels.